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The Freedom Writers diary : how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them, the Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell ; foreword by Zlata Filipovic

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The Freedom Writers diary : how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them
Title
The Freedom Writers diary
Title remainder
how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them
Statement of responsibility
the Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell ; foreword by Zlata Filipovic
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As an idealistic twenty-three-year-old English teacher at Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. Erin Gruwell confronted a room of "unteachable, at-risk" students. One day she intercepted a note with an ugly racial caricature, and angrily declared that this was precisely the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust - only to be met by uncomprehending looks ... With powerful entries from the students' own diaries and a narrative text by [her, this book] is an uplifting, unforgettable example of how hard work, courage, and the spirit of determination changed the lives of a teacher and her students.-Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.235
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ796
LC item number
.F76355 1999
Literary form
non fiction
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Freedom Writers
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Gruwell, Erin
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  • Teenagers
  • Toleration
  • Teenagers
  • Toleration
  • United States
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The Freedom Writers diary : how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them, the Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell ; foreword by Zlata Filipovic
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Freshman year, fall 1994 -- I. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- First day of school -- Racial segregation at school -- Getting "jumped" -- Race riot on campus -- Buying a gun -- Death of a friend -- Gang initiation -- "Rushing" a sorority -- Tagging -- Proposition 187 : discrimination -- Dyslexia -- Juvenile hall -- The projects -- Russian roulette
  • Freshman year, spring 1995 -- II. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Romeo and Juliet : gang rivalry -- Teenage love and running away -- Coping with weight -- Learning about diversity -- Oklahoma bombing -- Farewell to Manzanar : Japanese internment camps -- Overcoming adversity panel -- John Tu : father figure vs. absent father -- Freshman turnaround
  • Sophomore year-fall 1995 -- III. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Homelessness -- Cystic fibrosis -- Shyness -- Twelve angry men -- Honors English -- Medieval Times -- Lesson on tolerance -- Toast for change -- Change for the better -- Testifying in murder case -- Teenage alcoholism -- Shoplifting -- Anne Frank's diary -- Teen diarists -- Zlata's diary, Bosnia vs. L.A. riots -- Peter Maass : article on Bosnia -- Zlata
  • Sophomore year-spring 1996 -- A Letter to Zlata -- IV. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Meeting a Holocaust survivor -- The woman who sheltered Anne Frank's family -- "Moment" -- Zlata accepts our invitation -- Dinner with Zlata -- Diverse friendships -- "I am a human being" -- Terrorism -- Day of tolerance : a field trip -- Doing speed -- Basketball for Bosnia : weight -- Zlata's letter -- Divorce -- Friends join class -- Letter from Miep
  • Junior year, fall 1996 -- V. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Racist teacher -- A grandmother's death -- Race riot -- Grade accountability -- Suicide -- Running away -- Getting a job -- Misogyny -- Molestation -- Boyfriend abuse -- Domestic violence -- Child abuse -- Death of brother
  • Junior year-spring 1997 -- VI. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Anne Frank's friends visit -- Masking fears -- Living in the projects -- Dyslexia -- Letter from Miep -- Student editing -- Abortion -- Catalysts for change -- Freedom Riders -- An American diary ... voices from an undeclared war -- Fund-raiser concert -- Freedom Writer poem -- Freedom Writers unite -- Strict father -- Arlington Cemetery -- Lincoln Memorial : Freedom Writers have a dream -- Covering up the swastika -- Hate crimes -- Holocaust Museum -- Dr. Mengele's experiment with twins -- Dinner with Secretary Riley -- "Stand" -- Secretary Riley receives Freedom Writers' diary -- Candlelight vigil -- Departing D.C. -- Returning a family hero -- Jeremy Strohmeyer : murder -- David Cash -- Peace march for Sherrice Iverson -- Senior Class President -- Separation anxiety -- Staying together
  • Senior year, fall 1997 -- VII. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Cheryl Best : inspiration -- "Eviction notice" -- Financial problems -- Illegal immigrant -- The first Latina Secretary of Education -- Pursuing filmmaking -- Road not taken : contemplating college -- Finding a mentor -- Being a mentor -- Los Angeles Times article -- A letter from prison -- Deadbeat dad -- Sorority hazing -- Fear of losing a father -- Death of a mother
  • Senior year, spring 1998 -- VIII. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- GUESS? Sponsorship -- Spirit of Anne Frank Award -- New York City roommates -- Celebrating Anne Frank -- Abuse of power -- Peter Maass : the role of a journalist -- Book agent -- Getting published -- Basketball playoffs : teamwork -- A lesson from Animal farm -- Attitude adjustment -- Introducing Senator Barbara Boxer -- Attention deficit disorder -- Homosexuality -- Prom queen -- "Whoever saves one life saves the world entire" -- Breaking the cycle -- Football all-American -- Baseball dilemma -- A college acceptance -- Fear of abandonment -- Teenage pregnancy -- Southwest Airlines -- Computers for college! -- The giving tree : crackhead parents -- Graduation class speaker -- From drugs to honors -- Overcoming the odds -- Graduation!
Control code
ocm41256386
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780767924900
Lccn
99030342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41256386
Label
The Freedom Writers diary : how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them, the Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell ; foreword by Zlata Filipovic
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Freshman year, fall 1994 -- I. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- First day of school -- Racial segregation at school -- Getting "jumped" -- Race riot on campus -- Buying a gun -- Death of a friend -- Gang initiation -- "Rushing" a sorority -- Tagging -- Proposition 187 : discrimination -- Dyslexia -- Juvenile hall -- The projects -- Russian roulette
  • Freshman year, spring 1995 -- II. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Romeo and Juliet : gang rivalry -- Teenage love and running away -- Coping with weight -- Learning about diversity -- Oklahoma bombing -- Farewell to Manzanar : Japanese internment camps -- Overcoming adversity panel -- John Tu : father figure vs. absent father -- Freshman turnaround
  • Sophomore year-fall 1995 -- III. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Homelessness -- Cystic fibrosis -- Shyness -- Twelve angry men -- Honors English -- Medieval Times -- Lesson on tolerance -- Toast for change -- Change for the better -- Testifying in murder case -- Teenage alcoholism -- Shoplifting -- Anne Frank's diary -- Teen diarists -- Zlata's diary, Bosnia vs. L.A. riots -- Peter Maass : article on Bosnia -- Zlata
  • Sophomore year-spring 1996 -- A Letter to Zlata -- IV. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Meeting a Holocaust survivor -- The woman who sheltered Anne Frank's family -- "Moment" -- Zlata accepts our invitation -- Dinner with Zlata -- Diverse friendships -- "I am a human being" -- Terrorism -- Day of tolerance : a field trip -- Doing speed -- Basketball for Bosnia : weight -- Zlata's letter -- Divorce -- Friends join class -- Letter from Miep
  • Junior year, fall 1996 -- V. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Racist teacher -- A grandmother's death -- Race riot -- Grade accountability -- Suicide -- Running away -- Getting a job -- Misogyny -- Molestation -- Boyfriend abuse -- Domestic violence -- Child abuse -- Death of brother
  • Junior year-spring 1997 -- VI. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Anne Frank's friends visit -- Masking fears -- Living in the projects -- Dyslexia -- Letter from Miep -- Student editing -- Abortion -- Catalysts for change -- Freedom Riders -- An American diary ... voices from an undeclared war -- Fund-raiser concert -- Freedom Writer poem -- Freedom Writers unite -- Strict father -- Arlington Cemetery -- Lincoln Memorial : Freedom Writers have a dream -- Covering up the swastika -- Hate crimes -- Holocaust Museum -- Dr. Mengele's experiment with twins -- Dinner with Secretary Riley -- "Stand" -- Secretary Riley receives Freedom Writers' diary -- Candlelight vigil -- Departing D.C. -- Returning a family hero -- Jeremy Strohmeyer : murder -- David Cash -- Peace march for Sherrice Iverson -- Senior Class President -- Separation anxiety -- Staying together
  • Senior year, fall 1997 -- VII. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- Cheryl Best : inspiration -- "Eviction notice" -- Financial problems -- Illegal immigrant -- The first Latina Secretary of Education -- Pursuing filmmaking -- Road not taken : contemplating college -- Finding a mentor -- Being a mentor -- Los Angeles Times article -- A letter from prison -- Deadbeat dad -- Sorority hazing -- Fear of losing a father -- Death of a mother
  • Senior year, spring 1998 -- VIII. Ms. Gruwell's diary entry -- GUESS? Sponsorship -- Spirit of Anne Frank Award -- New York City roommates -- Celebrating Anne Frank -- Abuse of power -- Peter Maass : the role of a journalist -- Book agent -- Getting published -- Basketball playoffs : teamwork -- A lesson from Animal farm -- Attitude adjustment -- Introducing Senator Barbara Boxer -- Attention deficit disorder -- Homosexuality -- Prom queen -- "Whoever saves one life saves the world entire" -- Breaking the cycle -- Football all-American -- Baseball dilemma -- A college acceptance -- Fear of abandonment -- Teenage pregnancy -- Southwest Airlines -- Computers for college! -- The giving tree : crackhead parents -- Graduation class speaker -- From drugs to honors -- Overcoming the odds -- Graduation!
Control code
ocm41256386
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780767924900
Lccn
99030342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41256386

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